You can't open a magazine or peruse a website without some article, mention or ad promoting superfoods - those foods that have high concentrations of disease-fighting nutrients that can improve your health and quality of life. Though there are many exotic superfoods, such as goji berries, acai berries, mangosteen, and noni, just to name a few, some of your everyday, supermarket foods can supercharge your health - and save you some money. Here are 10 of the best superfoods to include in your diet.
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This green fruit's creamy texture and satisfying flavor can also lower your risk of heart disease by reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) and increasing good cholesterol (HDL). A five-ounce avocado has about 200 calories — most of which is good for you monounsaturated fat — and an abundance of vitamin E, fiber, folate, potassium and magnesium. Replace mayonnaise with avocado on your sandwich or wrap, puree into a salad dressing or drizzle for veggies, and dice up and add to fruit salads or smoothies.